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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#936556 Jul 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Southern States Are Pushing Themselves Deeper Into Poverty By Voting Republican
The concept of what is considered good news is definitely one of perception and relative to prior conditions the good news is compared to. There was, depending on perspective, a bit of good news for the state of Mississippi this past week, but in relative terms, there is very little for residents, especially children, to celebrate.
With all the gang murders, seems like Chicago is the worst place in the nation for children.

That, or wherever Rachel Jeantel supposedly went to school.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#936557 Jul 2, 2013
Limbaugh Says Fox Wouldn't Allow Him To Discuss Immigration And GOP During Interview

Fox Was "Not Interested In Bringing This Subject Up" And That's "Quite Telling"

http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/07/02/limb...

quite telling.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#936558 Jul 2, 2013
Emoron wrote:
<quoted text>
Its amazing that idiots like you are so proud of your contempt for science and education. The celebration of ignorance is unique to the morons on the far right.
... and now, a message from the global warming so-called scientists...

Do you even listen to yourself?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936559 Jul 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Southern States Are Pushing Themselves Deeper Into Poverty By Voting Republican
The concept of what is considered good news is definitely one of perception and relative to prior conditions the good news is compared to. There was, depending on perspective, a bit of good news for the state of Mississippi this past week, but in relative terms, there is very little for residents, especially children, to celebrate. However, the news should hearten Republicans in Mississippi, and in Congress, because it is further proof their attempt to drive more Americans into poverty and despair is a raging success and they can revel in the news that a rash of other, mostly poor Republican-controlled, Southern states are falling deeper into poverty and it must make Republicans giddy that the greatest amount of their policies’ damage is affecting children they have shown nothing but contempt for over the past four-and-a-half years.
First, the good news for Mississippi is that the most Christian state in the nation is no longer the worst state for children to live. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation that compiles state-by-state statistics on the well-being of children and families in its’ Kids Count Index, after 24 years as the worst state in the nation for children, Mississippi jumped to number 49 overall as New Mexico took over the bottom spot. In January 2013, new state-level data on Medicaid and food-stamp enrollment released by Kaiser Health showed that, unless one is a Republican, there is very little to celebrate because the data provided a very depressing picture for child poverty in the richest nation on the face of the Earth, and it is all according to Republicans’ plans. Doubtless Republicans are cheering the unfathomably bad news for the nation’s children, and Republicans in the bottom five states can celebrate their success at creating a bleak existence for their state’s children.
....The bottom five states are rounded out by Louisiana, Nevada, and Arizona and each of the five worst states for children have specific commonalities contributing to the bleak prospects for the survival, let alone well-being, of the poorest residents and their children. All of the states, save New Mexico, enacted right to work (for less) laws that contribute to more people in poverty due to pathetic wages while corporations in each state are thriving with record profits. Two of the states, Mississippi and Louisiana, have rejected Medicaid expansion regardless there is no expense to the states until 2017 and then the maximum cost for Mississippi in particular is only 7.6% with the federal government picking up the remaining 92.4% of the expense. In all, there are 13 states not participating in the free expansion and 6 others leaning toward non-participation and to no-one’s surprise, all 19 states are Republican-controlled and more than pleased to prevent millions of their residents, especially children, from benefiting from the most basic healthcare provisions. From a Republican perspective, it likely makes sense to keep the poorest, and youngest, residents in ill-health to go along with daily hunger to round out an existence steeped in suffering and despair.
expand early childhood education while they seek new and clever ways to slash education spending. Coupled with cuts to school lunches, food stamps, and health programs, Republicans have put children on par with the ever-growing list of Americans they will either see go hungry, work for poverty wages, or suffer from ill-health to complete their Draconian attack on the nation’s most vulnerable citizens.
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/07/02/southe...
Forbes
January 2012

The Southern U.S. States Experiencing An Economic Renaissance

http://www.forbes.com/sites/billflax/2012/01/...

Watch out for "truth pins".
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#936560 Jul 2, 2013
Emoron wrote:
<quoted text>
Its amazing that idiots like you are so proud of your contempt for science and education. The celebration of ignorance is unique to the morons on the far right.
The celebration of your ghetto ignorance is unique to the morons on the far right you idiot...

It's the culture...
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#936562 Jul 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Southern States Are Pushing Themselves Deeper Into Poverty By Voting Republican
The concept of what is considered good news is definitely one of perception and relative to prior conditions the good news is compared to. There was, depending on perspective, a bit of good news for the state of Mississippi this past week, but in relative terms, there is very little for residents, especially children, to celebrate. However, the news should hearten Republicans in Mississippi, and in Congress, because it is further proof their attempt to drive more Americans into poverty and despair is a raging success and they can revel in the news that a rash of other, mostly poor Republican-controlled, Southern states are falling deeper into poverty and it must make Republicans giddy that the greatest amount of their policies’ damage is affecting children they have shown nothing but contempt for over the past four-and-a-half years.
First, the good news for Mississippi is that the most Christian state in the nation is no longer the worst state for children to live. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation that compiles state-by-state statistics on the well-being of children and families in its’ Kids Count Index, after 24 years as the worst state in the nation for children, Mississippi jumped to number 49 overall as New Mexico took over the bottom spot. In January 2013, new state-level data on Medicaid and food-stamp enrollment released by Kaiser Health showed that, unless one is a Republican, there is very little to celebrate because the data provided a very depressing picture for child poverty in the richest nation on the face of the Earth, and it is all according to Republicans’ plans. Doubtless Republicans are cheering the unfathomably bad news for the nation’s children, and Republicans in the bottom five states can celebrate their success at creating a bleak existence for their state’s children.
....The bottom five states are rounded out by Louisiana, Nevada, and Arizona and each of the five worst states for children have specific commonalities contributing to the bleak prospects for the survival, let alone well-being, of the poorest residents and their children. All of the states, save New Mexico, enacted right to work (for less) laws that contribute to more people in poverty due to pathetic wages while corporations in each state are thriving with record profits. Two of the states, Mississippi and Louisiana, have rejected Medicaid expansion regardless there is no expense to the states until 2017 and then the maximum cost for Mississippi in particular is only 7.6% with the federal government picking up the remaining 92.4% of the expense. In all, there are 13 states not participating in the free expansion and 6 others leaning toward non-participation and to no-one’s surprise, all 19 states are Republican-controlled and more than pleased to prevent millions of their residents, especially children, from benefiting from the most basic healthcare provisions. From a Republican perspective, it likely makes sense to keep the poorest, and youngest, residents in ill-health to go along with daily hunger to round out an existence steeped in suffering and despair.
All of the states, not just the worst for children, are in line for a dose of despair courtesy of House Republicans as they continue to oppose the President’s call to expand early childhood education while they seek new and clever ways to slash education spending. Coupled with cuts to school lunches, food stamps, and health programs, Republicans have put children on par with the ever-growing list of Americans they will either see go hungry, work for poverty wages, or suffer from ill-health...
Leader of Senate: All fellow members of the Roman senate hear me. Shall we continue to build palace after palace for the rich? Or shall we aspire to a more noble purpose and build decent housing for the poor? How does the senate vote?

Entire Senate: FCK THE POOR!
LCN Llin

United States

#936564 Jul 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Limbaugh Says Fox Wouldn't Allow Him To Discuss Immigration And GOP During Interview
Fox Was "Not Interested In Bringing This Subject Up" And That's "Quite Telling"
http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/07/02/limb...
quite telling.
He has been leading the GOP down the garden path to disaster, ask Mitt Romney?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#936565 Jul 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
With all the gang murders, seems like Chicago is the worst place in the nation for children.
That, or wherever Rachel Jeantel supposedly went to school.
and now we know why you guys like to distract us with the urban putdown bs.

TCMM. The Conservative Misdirection Movement. Sponsored by the Society of American Magicians. Promoted by FOX News on a nightly basis.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936566 Jul 2, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
SOOO you refuse to acknowledge his birth certificate along with the newspaper on that very same day...WOW, what a coincidence???? There are now so blind as those that will not see. Yours is hate driven. Not to worry before Obama is through he will have cleaned up most of the messes Bush-Cheney left...Although the millions sacrificed by those two bungling idiots will never be forgotten.
Apparently, Obama doesn't know the birthdate on his own birth certificate.

He's been all over the map telling us how old he is.



Pretty astonishing. Wouldn't you agree?

Think I'm going to put this video on my favorites. It's going to come in handy, pretty sure.
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#936567 Jul 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Forbes
January 2012
The Southern U.S. States Experiencing An Economic Renaissance
http://www.forbes.com/sites/billflax/2012/01/...
Watch out for "truth pins".
Which makes Sonic's story all the more dreadful. The rich get richer. Someday you will wake up.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#936568 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell us when you changed your mind and decided Bush was a great president, idiot.
Now, back to the post you didn't answer. I'll help you. Here it is again:
So, how's the investigation into the unconstitutional actions of the NSA going?
What is happening is a deliberate attempt to divert attention away from the unconstitutional actions of the government by focussing on an individual.
Give us an update on the investigation of the unconstitutional acts of the government.
There is nothing to investigate because, unlike the Bush administration's surveillance programs, nothing the NSA did under the Obama administration violated the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

The Supreme Court has already ruled the NSA actions to be constitutional:

"In the 1979 case Smith v. Maryland the Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment does not prevent law enforcement from capturing phone records similar to the ones being gathered by the NSA."

Smith v. Maryland:

"It is doubtful that telephone users in general have any expectation of privacy regarding the numbers they dial, since they typically know that they must convey phone numbers to the telephone company and that the company has facilities for recording this information and does, in fact, record it for various legitimate business purposes....

When petitioner voluntarily conveyed numerical information to the phone company and "exposed" that information to its equipment in the normal course of business, he assumed the risk that the company would reveal the information to the police."

MR. JUSTICE BLACKMUN delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents the question whether the installation and use of a pen register (without first obtaining a warrant or court order before having the pen register installed) constitutes a "search" within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment...

"there is no constitutionally protected reasonable expectation of privacy in the numbers dialed into a telephone system, and hence no search within the fourth amendment is implicated by the use of a pen register installed at the central offices of the telephone company."

"Indeed, a law enforcement official could not even determine from the use of a pen register whether a communication existed. These devices do not hear sound. They disclose only the telephone numbers that have been dialed -- a means of establishing communication. Neither the purport of any communication between the caller and the recipient of the call, their identities, nor whether the call was even completed is disclosed by pen registers."

"Although most people may be oblivious to a pen register's esoteric functions, they presumably have some awareness of one common use: to aid in the identification of persons making annoying or obscene calls."

We therefore conclude that petitioner in all probability entertained no actual expectation of privacy in the phone numbers he dialed, and that, even if he did, his expectation was not "legitimate." The installation and use of a pen register,
consequently, was not a "search," and no warrant was required. The judgment of the Maryland Court of Appeals is affirmed."

http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/44...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936569 Jul 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Oh wait! Obama posted his birth certificate.
Oh well, I guess that proves you believe Kenyans before you believe Americans.....
BTW, have you found that repeal of CRA? After all, it would prove your personal claim true, wouldn't it son?
In a press conference in the first of July, he said he was turning 50 "in a week". His birthdate on the birth certificate he released is in August - three weeks later.

On his facebook page, he had himself four years older than the birthdate on his posted birth certificate.

Who is this guy?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#936570 Jul 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Forbes
January 2012
The Southern U.S. States Experiencing An Economic Renaissance
http://www.forbes.com/sites/billflax/2012/01/...
Watch out for "truth pins".
The 5 Worst States To Spend Your Childhood

1. Mississippi

In Mississippi, 32 percent of kids live in poverty. That’s approximately 232,628 children with over 105,000 of those children living in extreme poverty. For those extremely poor children, their families receive on average $170 in cash assistance for a family of three. And the poverty takes its toll. In Mississippi a child is neglected or abused every 1 hour, according to information from the Children’s Defense Fund. One child or teenager is killed by gunfire a week. The state is absolute first in infant mortality rates.

2. New Mexico

New Mexico is right behind Mississippi in states with deep, troubling entrenched child poverty. Currently about 31 percent of children in New Mexico grow up poor, or about 153,558 children. Of those, 66,342 children live in extreme poverty. A family of three receives a more generous $447 a month in cash assistance. Of those eligible, approximately 66 percent receive food assistance as well.

Like Mississippi, the strains of poverty come with significant social costs as well. Abuse and juvenile delinquency rates run high with graduation rates at only 64 percent and over 12,000 teenagers dropping out all together as of January 26, 2012.

3. Louisiana

Louisiana ranks third in our ranking of states worst for child poverty. 29 percent of children in the state will grow up poor. Of the 1,114,759 children in the state approximately 299,779 live in poverty and an astonishing 134,938 live in extreme poverty. Louisiana ranks 48th among states in infant mortality rates. Of the state’s total Medicaid expenditures, almost 90 percent go to providing health care services for the state’s poor children.

Graduation rates are similarly problematic, as are the number of juvenile arrests. Perhaps most tellingly, the state spends as much on its prisoners as it does on its public school students with ratio costs of spending per prisoner to public school student at 1.17.

4. Alabama

Alabama ranks fourth, though really, there are a cluster of states that follow quickly behind, so this is almost a meaningless distinction. In Alabama that means approximately 274,906 kids growing up poor and 125,187 growing up extremely poor. And even though the state has over 80,000 children without health insurance, the state opted out of expanding coverage for poor kids in the state via Obamacare.

5. Most of the rest of the south

Coming in at number 5 is a handful of states that share approximately the same levels of child poverty. With 28 percent of the state’s children growing up poor, Alabama ranks just ahead of Arkansas, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Michigan, Florida, Arizona, West Virginia and North Carolina all with approximately 27-25 percent of their children growing up in poverty. These numbers are nothing short of tragic. And they are the backdrop to a manufactured budget crisis that will likely result in already scant resources being sacrificed to America’s corporate class.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/the-5-worst-state...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#936571 Jul 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Forbes
January 2012
The Southern U.S. States Experiencing An Economic Renaissance
http://www.forbes.com/sites/billflax/2012/01/...
Watch out for "truth pins".
btw, i just love the 'things didn't get better until they stopped discriminating against black people' theme.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#936572 Jul 2, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
There is nothing to investigate because, unlike the Bush administration's surveillance programs, nothing the NSA did under the Obama administration violated the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.
The Supreme Court has already ruled the NSA actions to be constitutional:
"In the 1979 case Smith v. Maryland the Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment does not prevent law enforcement from capturing phone records similar to the ones being gathered by the NSA."
Smith v. Maryland:
"It is doubtful that telephone users in general have any expectation of privacy regarding the numbers they dial, since they typically know that they must convey phone numbers to the telephone company and that the company has facilities for recording this information and does, in fact, record it for various legitimate business purposes....
When petitioner voluntarily conveyed numerical information to the phone company and "exposed" that information to its equipment in the normal course of business, he assumed the risk that the company would reveal the information to the police."
MR. JUSTICE BLACKMUN delivered the opinion of the Court.
This case presents the question whether the installation and use of a pen register (without first obtaining a warrant or court order before having the pen register installed) constitutes a "search" within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment...
"there is no constitutionally protected reasonable expectation of privacy in the numbers dialed into a telephone system, and hence no search within the fourth amendment is implicated by the use of a pen register installed at the central offices of the telephone company."
"Indeed, a law enforcement official could not even determine from the use of a pen register whether a communication existed. These devices do not hear sound. They disclose only the telephone numbers that have been dialed -- a means of establishing communication. Neither the purport of any communication between the caller and the recipient of the call, their identities, nor whether the call was even completed is disclosed by pen registers."
"Although most people may be oblivious to a pen register's esoteric functions, they presumably have some awareness of one common use: to aid in the identification of persons making annoying or obscene calls."
We therefore conclude that petitioner in all probability entertained no actual expectation of privacy in the phone numbers he dialed, and that, even if he did, his expectation was not "legitimate." The installation and use of a pen register,
consequently, was not a "search," and no warrant was required. The judgment of the Maryland Court of Appeals is affirmed."
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/44...
Well, you seem to have everything here... except for the actual text from the Constitution.
Let's review the 4th Amendment:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Any average person can tell you after reading the 4th Amendment that the government can't spy on the American public or any individual unless "probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized" is given.

Now, how about you update us on the progress of the investigation into the government's unconstitutional activities.
What's that, you say? You don't know because you were distracted by all the diversions to direct your attention toward Snowden?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936573 Jul 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I just don't watch youTube son.
Reminds me of the con 'wiki warriors'...
So don't worry.
That's why you so 'tupid.

It's a video of the press conference where Obama got his birthday wrong.

Horror of horrors it can be seen on you tube along with all kinds of other historic videos.

But if that excuse works for 'ya to keep that bubble of denial inflated...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#936574 Jul 2, 2013
the word from down on high....

Rush Limbaugh: GOP could lose House

The Democrats could win back the House in the 2014 midterms, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday morning.

Limbaugh, calling into the show “Fox & Friends,” said Republicans will lose if they don’t change their focus.

“The Republicans are sitting around twiddling their thumbs worried about immigration and whether the Hispanics like them, and they’re being stumped on issue after issue after issue like this,” Limbaugh said.

When asked if he thought Republicans losing the house was an actual possibility, Limbaugh said yes,“because the Republicans are in the process of engaging in policies guaranteed to lose them elections.”

Limbaugh said Democrats are “salivating at winning 2014” and are running campaigns on the basis of Obamacare to help register more Democrats.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/rush-li...
LCN Llin

United States

#936575 Jul 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
and now we know why you guys like to distract us with the urban putdown bs.
TCMM. The Conservative Misdirection Movement. Sponsored by the Society of American Magicians. Promoted by FOX News on a nightly basis.
G O P split

Pivotal developments on two cultural issues — immigration reform and gay marriage — offer an early preview of potential fault lines among Republicans weighing White House bids in 2016.

When the Senate last week approved an immigration bill opening the door to U.S. citizenship for millions while pouring billions of dollars into securing the border with Mexico two Senators often cited as possible presidential candidates, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, voted in opposite directions.

The split highlighted divisions in the party over how to curb the fast-growing flow of Latino voters to Democrats.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936576 Jul 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
If loving roommates Homer and Realtime decide to get married, they're in for a big shock.
Homer earns the big bucks, but Realtime is busted and living off a smorgasboard of government benefits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit.
All that goes away when they get married.
Not only that, but Realtime will get charged a higher premium for his Medicare coverage because of Homer's income.
Premiums will be as much as three times higher for those who are healthy.

Makes you want to eat a box of Twinkies and drink a six-pack of soda.

At least Homer won't be paying as much.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936577 Jul 2, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
The Jerk doesn't know how old he is or when he was born, doesn't know how many States there are in the United States, lies about where and when his parents met and the Africans claim to know where he was born: http://tinyurl.com/ngbqvmf
...and yet the Liberal Media is able to keep this Dumb-As-A-Rock azzhole afloat. And now, some sort of deal has been cut to get a past President with a better image to associate with the Magic Negro to bolster his Dumb-Cluck image. He Has become a smiling storefront mannequin that George Soros carries around in his hip pocket.
Shameful.
We need a President and not a Liberal Media Rock Star.
The liberal media needs a president to swoon over. Groupies are like that.

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